pap·​u·​lar | \ ˈpa-pyə-lər How to pronounce papular (audio) \

Definition of papular

: consisting of or characterized by papules

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Recent Examples on the Web A less-severe form of cystic acne, papular pustules are sensitive to the touch (from the inflammation) and also the work of hormones and genetics. Marissa Desantis, Teen Vogue, "How to Treat Every Type of Acne," 23 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of papular

circa 1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Papular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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pap·​u·​lar | \ ˈpap-yə-lər How to pronounce papular (audio) \

Medical Definition of papular

: consisting of or characterized by papules a papular rash papular lesions

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